OCEA News

Information is power, and OCEA members receive regular email, text and social media updates about workplace issues and news. Many of those emails are archived below.

Laguna Niguel Negotiations Update: TENTATIVE AGREEMENT REACHED

April 26, 2023

On April 25th the negotiations team reached a tentative agreement on the terms and conditions for our MOU!

URGENT ACTION NEEDED! SB 662 Update--Electronic Recording Threat

April 23, 2023

A safe workplace is the value that drives all other needs. COVID-19 has put public servants directly in harm's way. Further, the Omicron variant of COVID-19 has increased the number of positive cases exponentially. We know that many of you are concerned about your health and the well-being of your family. We want to remind everyone that the Court has extended the Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) benefit that was provided as part of early COVID-19 relief efforts through June of 2022. EPSL allows for workers to take necessary time for COVID-19 related illnesses.

OCFA Tentative Agreement Approved

April 18, 2023

OCEA members at the Orange County Fire Authority have overwhelmingly approved the Tentative Agreement. It will next go to the JPA Board for approval on Thursday, April 27.

ACTION ALERT: Support Court Workers Jobs!

April 14, 2023

On Monday, April 17, the Senate Judiciary Committee will consider Senate Bill 662. SB 662 is a direct attack on court reporters and the work to create a verbatim transcript for litigants.

Laguna Niguel Negotiations Update: April 24, 2023

April 12, 2023

The OCEA negotiations team met with the City on Thursday, April 20 for our second formal negotiations session. You will recall that at our first meeting we provided the City with our initial bargaining proposal.

Laguna Niguel Negotiations Update: April 12, 2023

April 12, 2023

The OCEA Negotiations Team met with the City yesterday, April 11, and we presented our first proposal—officially kicking off 2023 negotiations.

Anaheim Libraries Becomes Finalist for National Award

April 11, 2023

In late May, the Anaheim Public Library became one of 15 libraries named as a finalist for the 2023 National Medal for Museum and Library Science.

OCFA Tentative Agreement Info + Voting is Live Now!

April 10, 2023

Voting on the OCFA MOU is live from 7 p.m. Monday, April 10, to 5 p.m. Monday, April 17.

Thank you to the front line of first responders!

April 10, 2023

It's National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week!

Don't Let The County Pick Your Manageable Caseload Number!

April 6, 2023

It is critical we collect input regarding all case-carrying positions so we can represent each assignment in upcoming discussions with the County. The survey deadline has been extended to Friday, April 21, 2023, to allow you the time to complete your survey.

IHSS Caseload Survey & Caseload Management Forum

April 6, 2023

Caseloads are on the rise, making caseload targets at Social Services Agency an ongoing concern for OCEA members within all areas of social work. We need your input regarding what a manageable caseload target is for you at In-Home Supportive Services.

Velece Insurance: FREE Policy Reviews + No Commissions

April 6, 2023

Velece Insurance understands the importance of securing reliable coverage at the best possible price. While other agencies inflate the cost of coverage to pay their agents commission, we eliminate commissions to pass on the savings to you.

County Negotiations Update: April 6, 2023

April 6, 2023

The OCEA Negotiations Team met with the County yesterday, April 5, and we presented our first proposal—officially kicking off 2023 negotiations. We want to share elements of our presentation, which is a true reflection of your collective voice gathered from your completed negotiations surveys.

OCEA Members Only: Negotiations 101 at OCERS April 11

April 5, 2023

Join OCEA for important information pertaining to the negotiations process and current County negotiations.

OCFA Negotiations: TA Reached + April 10 Membership Meeting

April 5, 2023

We have reached a Tentative Agreement with the Fire Authority and will share the details at this meeting. Your attendance is important. Please attend the session which works best with your schedule.

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